Prior to joining the Wyss Center, Hugo worked for CERN for more than seven years on the development of electronics for particle detectors. He was also a visiting scientist at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Japan.
He later joined EPFL as a researcher where he contributed to multiple projects in the medical domain. He has also collaborated with two startups.
He holds a PhD in Technological Physics Engineering from the IST-Lisbon (PT), and a degree in Electronics from the University of Porto (PT).